Sons of Israel is a Modern Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Astoria/Long Island City, Queens. We are located at 3321 Crescent Street.
Shabbat services begin at sundown on Friday evening and continue at 9:45 Saturday morning. A festive meal is served after each service!
Young Israel Ohab Zedek of North Riverdale/Yonkers is a warm and welcoming community synagogue located in Riverdale. YIOZ aspires to be the religious, intellectual and spiritual home for each of its members. In the last several years, YIOZ has welcomed an influx of young families who together with the community’s pioneers have created a unique shul, renowned for its warmth and the diversity of its membership. This is an exciting time to join the YIOZ community. New programming for youth, additional minyanim for tefillah, more classes and shiurim for adults, expanded opportunities for chesed, advocacy for Israel and social action, all ensure that each member of YIOZ contributes to, and feels a part of, this growing and vibrant kehillah.
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Rabbi Yitzi Genack
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Rabbi Yitzi Genack studied at Yeshivat Derech HaTalmud from 2002-2005 and completed his BA in mathematics and semicha from YU/RIETS, where is currently a fellow in the Wexner Kollel Elyon and completing an MA in Jewish History. He has taught in local area high schools and worked as an Assistant Editor at OU Press, responsible for compilation of the Halachic portions of the Soloveitchik Siddur, Haggadah and Kinot as well as multiple editions of the Mesorah journal. After interning at the East Hill Synagogue in Englewood from 2010-11, Rabbi Genack came to the RJC as Rabbinic Intern and then as Assistant Rabbi where he has been involved in teaching, programming and pastoral work. He is married to Shoshana, a dietician practicing in Westchester, and they are the proud parents of Avi, Yaakov and Tani, ages 1, 4 and 6.
Chazzan Shimon Craimer
Chazzan Shim comes to us from London, England where he studied classical cantorial style with the Chief Rabbi. He first came to the attention of the Riverdale Jewish Center as a Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur guest cantor. Now, as the cantor of the RJC, Shim travels the country performing at various shuls, chagigahs, simchas, concerts and events. He has released 2 albums, the most recent of which earned him plaudits from the Jewish music world. Shim is married and has 4 kids, all of whom have 3 letter names.
Rabbi Mordy Prus
Mordy Prus studied in Yeshivat Sha’alvim from 2008-2010 and received his BA from Yeshiva University in 2012. Currently in the semicha program at RIETS, Mordy recently returned from a year abroad at Yeshiva University’s Gruss Kollel in Yerushalayim, and is pursuing a master’s degree at Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Mordy is also known for his role as vocal percussionist and baritone in the Maccabeats. He is married to Temima who holds a degree in nursing, and they are blessed with a son, Moshe Aryeh.
The Bayit (home in Hebrew) is more than just a synagogue. Please join us and find your way to connect through Tefillah, Torah Study, Chessed, Youth Activities, Inclusion Programs, Israel Advocacy and more.
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NSJC is a welcoming and inclusive, egalitarian Conservative Jewish congregation located on the North Shore of Suffolk County Long Island, New York. We embrace people from all levels and backgrounds of Jewish knowledge and practice, including interfaith families, and we offer a continuum of engaging, stimulating and dynamic programs and worship services to meet a diversity of needs and age ranges, from preschoolers to seniors.
Our congregation’s goal for the 21st century is to preserve the bright future of our sacred community and fulfill our potential as a vibrant center of Judaism in Suffolk County.
Temple Israel of Great Neck is a diverse, intergenerational, egalitarian congregation dedicated to the pursuit of lifelong Jewish learning, connection to God, and devotion to Torah, Israel and Klal Yisrael (the Jewish people).
Guided by the principles of the Conservative movement, we seek to model and inspire a commitment to Jewish living and to the discovery of the joy, meaning and relevance of Judaism in our everyday lives.
Our synagogue is a makom t’fillah, a place of prayer, and more. It’s a place where we celebrate and commiserate; a place where we engage texts, ideas, culture and current events related to Judaism; a place where Torah is studied and nurtured so that its sparks can illuminate our lives and our world. We are old and young, diverse in background and perspective, on a spectacular collective journey.
order to develop a common understanding of our basic function and unique identity, and to enable leadership to develop standards and programs, the following shall be our mission:
To provide a place of religious worship so that our members may develop a relationship with God.
To promote the principles of Conservative Judaism as an instrument of religious and spiritual education for our members.
To ensure the continuity of the Jewish people and nourish an appreciation of the meaning and significance of our faith, reflecting it in the daily pattern of our lives.
To foster the principles and practice of Conservative Judaism and our unique heritage within our homes.
To promote fellowship in the Jewish community and concern for the larger community in which we live.
To recognize the State of Israel as a central element of our faith and encourage continuing support for its needs.
We are an inclusive, egalitarian congregation dedicated to Torah — Jewish learning, Avodah — prayer and observance, and Gemilut Chasadim — acts of kindness and social responsibility. Our members include people of diverse ages, backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, income levels and approaches to religious practice and thought. We are individuals. We are single parent, double parent, interfaith, multiracial, empty nester, blended families and more. Whoever you are — we welcome you to learn, pray, and create a community with us.
Our mission is to nourish joyful and meaningful Jewish living and build an inclusive community through diverse approaches to learning, prayer, and acts of loving kindness.
Our Beautiful Shabbos, Yom Tov davening and our daily minyanim, shiurim and special events help make the Young Israel of Pelham Parkway Jewish Center the focus of Orthodox Jewish life in our Bronx Neighborhood. The Young Israel was founded in 1939 and has undergone a renewal as we entered our new building in February 2010. Our Rabbinic Leaders, Officers, Board and Membership are all hard at work assuring the strength and vitality of Jewish life in our community. Our Shul and community welcomes your interest and provides many opportunities for your involvement and participation. Feel free to roam our website and learn more about us.
At Kane Street, we bring the wisdom and compassion of Jewish traditions to all, regardless of one’s background. Within our community are very traditional Jews and secularists, families and singles, straight and gay. Our members include many Jews-by-choice (converts) as well as interfaith families and Jews who are returning to their roots. We are rightly regarded as a community where any sincere person can find a place.
We’d love to meet you. If you have questions, feel free to contact Rabbi Sam Weintraub, Engagement Director Rabbi Jason Gitlin, Executive Director Alan Bell, or Rabbi Valerie Lieber, our Director of Education and Family Programming.
Learn about our creative and stimulating Hebrew School or see it in action! Enrollment is available online for the 2016-17 school year. Or for more information contact Rabbi Valerie Lieber at 718.875.1550, ext 2005.
East Midwood Jewish Center is a vibrant, egalitarian, Conservative community in the heart of Brooklyn. Since 1924, we have been a house of worship, a place for Judaic discovery and action, and a haven for learners, seekers, and questioners. Welcoming to all, we are host to a range of Jewish voices. Our community is made up of married and single people, with and without children, straight and LGBTQ, interfaith families, and other families who are exploring their Jewish path.
The Story of East Midwood Jewish Center
On the National Register of Historic Places / Founded 1924
East Midwood Jewish Center was founded in 1924, when its section of Flatbush was largely an area of widely spaced one-family homes and extensive stretches of open fields. Brooklyn College had not come into being yet, and Bedford Avenue was still unpaved. East Midwood was “out in the country.” Jewish families who had begun to settle here were deeply concerned that there was no Hebrew school nearby.
Our Center was created out of the commitment of a small group of individuals who came together to establish an institution to provide for the Jewish education, spiritual, and social needs of the area in which they lived. They realized that there is no future in Judaism without strengthening the present.
The cornerstone of the building was laid on June 13, 1926. In the autumn of that year the building was fully enclosed and High Holy Day services were held within the building, officiated by Rabbi Reuben Kaufman, our Center’s First Rabbi, and Cantor Jacob Schraeter.
The building was completed in 1929, at a cost of about one million dollars, and remains one of the most beautiful synagogues in the City of New York.
Rabbi Harry Halpern accepted the call to serve as our Rabbi in February 1929. This mutual association of Rabbi and Center proved a most fruitful one for many, many years.
During the Great Depression financial trouble assailed the growing Center. As times improved, membership began to climb slowly. In 1934 there were 300 members. Ten years later the membership rose to 1100. Adult classes became part of the Center’s educational program, with courses offered in Hebrew, religious customs and ceremonies, the Bible and Zionism.
During World War II, the men and women of the Center participated actively in war efforts and drives, including the sale of millions of dollars worth of War Bonds. Many members contributed to the Blood Banks, and women volunteered to serve with the Jewish Welfare Board, Red Cross and U.S.O. Our boys served in all branches of the country’s military forces. Some made the supreme sacrifice.
In November 1950, the new school building was dedicated for the use of the Talmud Torah and Youth Activities. Enrollment reached a peak of close to 1000 students in the early 1950.
We established the East Midwood Hebrew Day School to be conducted in accordance with conservative ideology. The school, which began with only three grades, now has a full eight year program where both Hebrew and secular subjects are taught. Additionally, we are proud of our congregational school – Room J, which has been growing since 2007.
In 2006, a gala celebration at East Midwood Jewish Center marked its listing on the National and New York State Registers of Historic Places, which recognize it as an outstanding representative of early twentieth century synagogue design and for its significant role in the development of the New York Jewish community, American democracy, and cultural pluralism.
East Midwood Jewish Center’s task today, as it was in 1924, is to transmit to new generations and the public at large the relevance and beauty of our religious traditions, and the Jewish emphasis on education, social justice, and our mutual responsibilities to each other. In 2016, we are proud to be participating in the USCJ Ruderman Inclusion Action Community, sponsored by USCJ in partnership with the Ruderman Family Foundation.
Joy, melody, enthusiasm and spirit define religious life at PSJC. The benefits of membership in this supportive community are vast and include opportunities for engagement, learning and connecting with one another.
Membership includes support during life cycle events, High Holiday tickets for immediate family members, discounts at PSJC programs, Hebrew School, rental discounts and a wide variety of engaging opportunities. PSJC warmly encourages families, individuals of all ages and interfaith couples to join our community.
Park Slope Jewish Center (PSJC) is a Conservative, egalitarian synagogue in Brooklyn’s Park Slope. We have a strong commitment to Jewish learning, tradition, and social justice and pride ourselves on inclusiveness by welcoming Jews of all backgrounds and family structures. Our Hebrew School similarly provides a warm, welcoming, and inclusive learning environment for students in Kindergarten through Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
Our mission is to instill in our children a positive Jewish identity, a connection to the PSJC community and to k’lal Yisrael (the Jewish people), and to provide our children with a strong grounding in Jewish literacy through knowledge of bible, holidays, prayer, history, values and the Hebrew language. It is our hope that once the children have become B’nai Mitzvah they will continue with their Jewish education and their involvement in PSJC. Our students also have the opportunity to return as Teachers’ Assistants through the Hebrew School’s Madrichim Jewish Leadership program, as well as to continue their learning at Teen Torah on Shabbat. The Gesher program, for 8th – 10th graders, allows students to explore Jewish identity and social justice issues in a relaxed environment with their peers over a pizza dinner.
PSJC’s Hebrew School is open to all children of PSJC members, including interfaith families. In Conservative Jewish practice, children are considered Jewish if their birth mother is Jewish or if they have had a halakhic conversion. PSJC’s Hebrew School welcomes children who do not meet these criteria, though families will need to consult with our rabbi by the time their children enter fifth grade in order to discuss their children’s eligibility for Bar/Bat Mitzvah at PSJC.
We try to accommodate children with special needs whenever possible. We urge families with children who have special needs to discuss their individual child’s accommodations with our principal and our inclusion committee as part of enrolling in the program.
PJSC encourages families to enroll their children at Kindergarten age, but admits children in subsequent grades. Students enrolling in the third grade must be able to identify the letters of the Aleph-Bet and basic vowels. Parents may be asked to provide a few hours of private tutoring in order to catch a student up with his/her class if enrolling in the third grade and beyond. Our goal is to work with parents to help their newcomer children to obtain the necessary skills to keep up with the class without hindering the growth of those students previously enrolled.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, please email our Director of Youth Education and Family Programming at email@example.com or contact the synagogue office at 718-768-1453 x102. We hope you and your children will join us for a meaningful and engaging Jewish education.